Core Module Information
Module title: Effective Leadership in Healthcare [20 Credit Module]

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NUR09404
Module leader: Fiona-Jean Howson
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module will introduce you to the following topic areas, which you will explore in the context of your area of nursing: Clinical Leadership; Clinical Governance and Change Management. You will explore partnership and team working, and critique effective leadership in contemporary healthcare practice. There will be opportunities to consider the role of the nurse leader in relation to teaching and learning, inter-professional education, clinical support, and supervision. You will consider leadership styles and qualities that are effective in supporting change within the complexity of healthcare settings, and explore theoretical aspects of leadership in the context of your practice. Reflective skills will be explored, and these skills will be used to explore the impact of leadership and change management within your clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically reflect on the key theories of leadership in the context of healthcare.
LO2: Evaluate the role of leadership in ensuring patient safety, clinical effectiveness, and a positive patient experience through a quality improvement process.
LO3: Demonstrate an understanding of behaviours and roles associated with effective leadership styles to facilitate change in practice.
LO 4: Critically reflect on the key concepts within this module and how this learning will influence your professional practice.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 3, ONLINE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: ONLINE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Fiona-Jean Howson
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 10
Online Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 180
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1,2,3 & 4 13 , WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NUR09404 Effective Leadership in Healthcare [20 Credit Module]